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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: Matthew Snow (1858-1930)

Farmer, grain dealer.

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, 6 November 1858. Son of John Snow and Isabelle Gray. Married Annie Johnston, March 1900; was educated at Ashkirk School, Roxborough, High School, Edinburgh. Came to Winnipeg in March 1880; farmed at Austin that year and remained until 1882 when he homesteaded at Wolseley, N.W.T.; farmed there until 1905 when he came to Winnipeg (but still continued farming until 1912); entered services of Warehouse Commissioners; remained with them until 1912, that year a new system was instituted composed of three Commissioners namely Dr. McGill, W. Staples and F. Gibb; Snow was associated with the new board until 1922; resigned and for one year was secretary of the North-West Grain Dealers Association. In 1923, Snow was appointed Grain Commissioner by the Dominion Government, which position he still holds; Mr. Snow has taken a keen interest in the fox industry in the West and is one of the pioneers in fox-farming in Manitoba. Member of Assiniboine Golf Club, Granite Curling Club; has always taken a keen interest in sports and is an enthusiastic curler. Presbyterian. Address, 268 Guilford Street, St. James, Winnipeg.

He was a pioneer fox farmer and a keen curler at the Granite Curling Club.

He is commemorated by Snow Street in Winnipeg.

Sources:

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 21 December 2009

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